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About Me

I'm a fifth-generation Coloradan whose Hispanic/American Indian family roots run hundreds of years deep in the U.S. Southwest. I am a Westerner, through and through, and can't imagine living anywhere else in the United States. The Colorado/New Mexico territory is my ancestral homeland. _______________________________ I am a mother of two and grandmother of one, but don't expect me to conform to anachronistic, enshrined stereotypes of what a woman is supposed to be or do in the autumn of her life. _______________________________ I am a writer, editor and professionally trained journalist who loves to blog, too. I earned my 10,000 hours while working as a daily journalist, and unabashedly worship at the altar of English. _______________________________ Though English is my native language and I adore it, I am fluent in Spanish and revel in the vibrant, haunting beauty of Castilian and Latin American cultures, histories and dialects. ¡Que viva el Español! _______________________________ When I am not writing professionally or for fun, I am training for a triathlon (my second in 30 years), cooking for my husband and family, and gathering information for my first novel. _______________________________ Colorín colorado, este cuento se ha terminado. ... Loose translation: Colors so true, colors so bright, this story has ended for you tonight. _______________________________ Favorite Authors: Brontë Sisters; Jane Austen; Émile Zola; Ernest Hemingway; Gustave Flaubert; George Eliot; Jean Rhys; Rudyard Kipling; Wallace Stegner; Toni Morrison; Barbara Pym; Isabel Allende; Gabriel García Márquez; Mary Karr; Roberto Bolaño; Orhan Pamuk; Cormac McCarthy; Joseph Conrad; Beryl Markham; Esmeralda Santiago; Reinaldo Arenas; Susan Vreeland. _______________________________ Currently reading: "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese and "Killing for Coal" by Thomas G. Andrews _______________________________ Blog Photo: Las Wahatoyas, "the breasts of the world," or the Spanish Peaks near Trinidad, Colo., my ancestral homeland


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